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For other helipads, see Helipad.
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Helipad

TDR GDI Helipad Ingame.jpg

TD GDI Helipad Ingame.png

TDR Nod Helipad Ingame.jpg

TD Nod Helipad Ingame.png

Structure
Internal name

HPAD

Affiliation

CNCR GDILogo.png Global Defense Initiative
CNCR NodLogo.png Brotherhood of Nod

Role

Aircraft production and rearming

Tier

2

Tech level

6

Properties
Hit points

400

Armour type

Wood

Production
Cost

$1500

Build time

1:40

Produced by

Construction yard

Requires

Barracks (GDI)
Hand of Nod (Nod)

Combat
Sight range

3

Function
Power

-10

Produces

Orca (GDI)
Apache (Nod)
Chinook (multiplayer)

The Helipad is a support structure designed to build, refuel and rearm small aircraft such as Apaches or Orcas. Without it, the aircraft would be left without ammunition to perform any offensive role.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Brotherhood of Nod as well as the GDI used them as staging areas for their air forces during both the First and Second Tiberium Wars. While originally designed to support only rotary wing aircraft, these pads were adapted by GDI to support the new ORCA Assault Craft. The design little changed since the Second World War, as it has proven itself to be effective and allowed for quick rearming and refueling of the aircraft.

Game building[edit | edit source]

The cost of construction also includes the VTOL aircraft assigned to it. The aircraft is unique for each faction. If a faction can capture other faction's helipad, chances are they can gain access to the aircraft unique only to other originally constructing it. The facility is only to supply the aircraft. To repair an aircraft, the commander must put the aircraft to the repair pad for repairing and maintenance. Engineer and supply command provision enable captured VTOL aircraft originally available only to other faction can be reloaded, refuel, and replenished accordingly.

Interestingly due to a bug unique to Tiberian Dawn it actually builds at a rate as if it only cost of $300 this is due to game not considering the cost of the Apache when determining the helipad's build rate. Helipads since the only requires a barracks and has a fast build rate so can be used to rush the enemies base early on, this could of course be stopped by scouting and preparing a defence with rocket soldiers. Nod commanders cannot build helipads unless they capture a GDI construction yard.

Production[edit | edit source]

GDI[edit | edit source]

Icon Unit Requirements Ability
TDR Orca Cameo.png Orca Barracks

none

TDR Transport Cameo.png Chinook (Transport helicopter)

Transports 5 infantry

Nod[edit | edit source]

Icon Unit Requirements Ability
TDR Apache Cameo.png Apache (Attack helicopter) Hand of Nod

none

TDR Transport Cameo.png Chinook (Transport helicopter)

Transports 5 infantry

Gallery[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

CNCR GDILogo.png Global Defense Initiative First Tiberium War Arsenal CNCR GDILogo.png
CNCR NodLogo.png Brotherhood of Nod First Tiberium War Arsenal CNCR NodLogo.png